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Candida Albicans

Updated on September 12, 2007

Candida

Candida Albicans, also referred to as yeast, is an irritating medical condition that is very widespread and often misdiagnosed. It is so often misdiagnosed because of its many symptoms, and most doctors are not familiar with it unless it manifests itself as thrush, jock itch, or a yeast infection.

The yeast problem is really two faceted. It shows itself as localized infections, like rashes, or vaginitis. It can also show itself as the more serious systemic reactions like sinus headaches, ear aches, foggy thinking, mood swings, depression, cravings for sweets and other high carb foods, achy joints, rashes or hives, a white tongue and many other health complaints.

There are some common factors among people who suffer from Candida which include:

  • Use of antibiotics
  • Stress
  • A diet high in sweets and carbs
  • Junk food
  • Steroids
  • Birth control pills

• Heavy alcohol consumption

There is hope, however. As a nutritional consultant I see clients and help them to clear up their yeast naturally. Depending on their commitment to ridding their body of this yeast overgrowth there are a couple of ways to address it.

For those that are not quite ready to make a diet change, the first thing that I recommend is getting on enzymes.

Enzyme therapy is very helpful in killing off the yeast overgrowth.

Mega doses of amylase and protease enzymes taking 3 times a day on an empty stomach has proven to be very effective if taken for 1-3 weeks. Taking on the empty stomach is essential to the success of this program.

When taken on an empty stomach, the enzymes enter the blood and find the yeast and eat through the yeast cells wall and digest the yeast from the inside out.

If you are serious about killing off the yeast I also recommend a yeast diet. This diet is similar in many ways to the Atkins diet in that the foods eaten will be low carb. On this diet, foods that are ok to eat are meats, (except processed meats with nitrates) white cheese (except blue cheese), all vegetables (except beets, carrots, tomatoes, corn and mushrooms); the only fruits allowed are low glycemic such as grapefruit, berries, and granny smith apples. It is also important to avoid alcohol and caffeine.

I also like for people to take some supplements on this program.

It is wise to take the same enzyme therapy listed above, a good probiotic formula to help get some healthy flora back into the intestines, minerals to help alkalize the body, and a good multi-vitamin to ensure proper nutrition on this program.

While Candida Albicans is a serious health condition, and if left unchecked can create a wide array of other health problems, it can be kept in check.

If you suspect that you have this condition and would like help cleansing the body, I recommend seeking out a good natural doctor or chiropractor, or seek the advice from your local trusted health food store.

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    • jeffwend profile imageAUTHOR

      jeffwend 

      10 years ago from Michigan

      Dietreview: Men have yeast problems too. Do your homework before you speak.

    • Luvi profile image

      Luvi 

      10 years ago from Doha

      An interesting hub, some useful information that may work for some. I've heard of Enzyme therapy before and may have to look into it further. You never know when yeast problems start happen.

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      Kathy 

      11 years ago

      Oil of oregano, and caprylic acid, are two other supplements that are natural and kill C. albicans.

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